Released 27 April 2011
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Community Relations Director
Wauwatosa, WI (April 27, 2011) The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response
Team continues to assist those impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes
that ripped through our region on Friday.
“Our teams have been in
three of the hardest hit communities providing food and supplies since
Saturday,” said Major Jim Curl, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s
relief efforts. “We have been able to provide a hand up and relief to those in
Currently, The Salvation Army is
providing 1,400 meals a day in Maryland
Heights, Moline Acres and Berkeley neighborhoods.
Two canteens (mobile kitchens) are providing three meals a day to those
cleaning up and responding to the storms.
The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part
of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His
name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive
assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of
social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
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